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New Media Arts Pathway at Dunbar

New Media Arts Pathway at Dunbar

March 24, 2019

A Career Technical Education Pathway is a program in Kentucky for those who desire to join the workforce after high school as well as an opportunity for those who plan to go to college. Dunbar recently added the Media Arts pathway which allows students to become Adobe certified, something that can help students with college applications and resume. In 2015, 39 states implemented 125 new regulations which increas...

Video Games and the Teenage Brain

Video Games and the Teenage Brain

March 23, 2019

It's fair to say that video games have become an increasingly attractive way to spend time for most teenagers. But is playing video games really bad? Video games are sometimes prioritized over school work and playing them is a common excuse for procrastination. This can be academically harmful, and teachers have noticed. “If there is a minute transition between two things, some children are automatica...

Spring Fashion Trends

Spring Fashion Trends

March 19, 2019

As spring comes we always see new styles, in the spring of 2019 it seems that more fashion trends are coming back into style than ever before. Most girls like to try and look nice once or twice throughout the week, so knowing what the new fashion trends are is important. Scrunchies are a fashion statement that has come back into style over the past few years. They come in different colors, patterns,...

Who was St. Patrick?

Who was St. Patrick?

March 16, 2019

Shamrocks, parades, pinches, and a whole bunch of green, March 17 is held as a feast day and in observance of the death of St. Patrick.  Over the years, this holiday has evolved into a day full of celebration honoring Irish Culture. Who was St. Patrick? St. Patrick was a Christian missionary accredited for converting Ireland to Christianity in the 400s AD. To the disbelief of many, he is not of I...

Should Students Use Wikipedia?

Should Students Use Wikipedia?

March 16, 2019

Wikipedia is considered a free encyclopedia site, containing articles on many different topics and interests for people to access. Created in 2001, Jimmy Wales came up with the idea of making a publicly editable encyclopedia, but Larry Sanger came up with the idea of using a wiki, which offers users the ability to edit articles online. Many students enjoy using Wikipedia to gather large amou...

Popularity of Airpods

Popularity of Airpods

February 25, 2019

Between the 1960s and 1970s, the first pair of wireless headphones were invented. These headphones received a signal through transmitters such as radios. In 1999, the introduction of Bluetooth opened up new possibilities for earpiece headphones. In September 2016, Apple introduced the new Airpods. Currently priced at $159, they continue to grow in interest. Being completely wireless, they allow liste...

Dunbar Band at All-State

Dunbar Band at All-State

February 18, 2019

From Feb. 6-11, band members from Paul Laurence Dunbar participated in the 2019 All-State bands in Louisville. The participating band members were seniors Emily Cooper, Chase Faulkner, Juan Gonzalez, Sam Gritton, Zach Kilian and Taylon Taylor; juniors Matthew Goodrich, Ashley Su, and Lynne Grace Wooden; and sophomores Ben Chen and Chris Wang. In order to be selected for the All-State concert...

World Language Study Important for Students

World Language Study Important for Students

February 11, 2019

The opportunity to learn a world language in America is available in many high schools across the country; however, students may not be aware of the benefits of taking these classes while language classes are readily available. One benefit of studying the structure and tenses of a new language, it that it makes it easier to comprehend the grammatical rules and steps of English. Students often...

AP and Dual Credit Classes are Worth the Work

AP and Dual Credit Classes are Worth the Work

February 6, 2019

Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses offered at Dunbar allow students to earn college credit and give the opportunity to gain necessary skills for college.  Students can receive credit in AP classes by passing the AP exam in May. A score between 3-5 is considered passing and students receive three hours of credit depending on the college they attend. Dual Credit classes enroll students in ...

Dunbar Academic Team soaring to new heights Nationally

Dunbar Academic Team soaring to new heights Nationally

February 1, 2019

Dunbar has a rich history of succeeding in athletically, artistically, and academically winning regionally, state-wide, and nationally. Dunbar now has another exciting accomplishment to add to its resume: Dunbar’s academic team recently won a tournament placing them first in the nation. The tournament that they placed first in was an online tournament called 3-2-1 Q Unlimited tournament is an...

The Impact of the Shutdown

The Impact of the Shutdown

January 31, 2019

A partial government shutdown started on December 22 and ended this past Saturday. 420,000 employers worked without pay and 380,000 were forced to take an unpaid leave of absence. Three-fourths of the government remained funded, the departments impacted by the shutdown include: agriculture, commerce, justice, homeland security, housing and urban development, interior, state, transportation and treasury....

Dunbar Students Attend Women’s March

Dunbar Students Attend Women’s March

January 21, 2019

The first Women's March began with a Hawaiian woman named Teresa Shook who voiced that a pro-woman march was needed after Donald Trump’s inauguration. After thousands signed up, veteran activists and organizers began planning the march. The event was huge. Organizers expected 200,000 people, but 500,000 showed. Estimates collected by The Washington Post said 4.1 million took part in the vari...